February 16, 2015
Japan: Forecast for wood products imports in 2015
The Japan Lumber Importers Association and relating divisions came up with demand forecast of major import wood products for 2015. Total volume of logs and other wood products is 10,310,000 cbms, which is the same volume of 2009 when the demand dropped by the Lehman shock and is 3.7% less than 2014. The reasons are that housing starts of this year will be less than 2014 and climbing cost of imported products by weak yen about 120 yen for the dollar. General view is that demand for building materials ...
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